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carry on

verb

Definition of carry on

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to continue doing, pursuing, or operating <carry on research> <carried on the business>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to continue especially in spite of hindrance or discouragement <chose to carry on despite the weather>

  5. 2 :  to behave or speak in a foolish, excited, or improper manner <shocked at how he carries on>



Examples of carry on in a sentence

  1. <a toddler crying and carrying on in the store>

  2. <she bravely carried on despite the loss of her husband>



1600

First Known Use of carry on

1600



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